My name is Trisha Addicks, and I am originally from Charlotte, NC but have lived in Georgia since 1986 when I headed to the University of Georgia for what was, at the time, this thing called Rush. Being from North Carolina, I had no prior knowledge of any sororities’ reputations, nor did I know what I wanted to pledge. All I knew is I wanted to be Greek!
After a grueling week of trial by fire, I mismatched and did not get into a sorority. To say I was devastated is an understatement, and I will never forget bid night: while so many girls were squealing in excitement all the way to their new chapter rooms, I spent the night hysterically crying into the arms of a friend’s mom who was there for her daughter’s big night.
The next summer, I decided to try again. This time, the result was all that I wanted it to be, and I pledged my first choice. I made lifelong friends who, since they were all Freshmen and I was a Sophomore, are annoyingly still younger than me.